IPSC is the acronym for the International Practical Shooting Confederation. IPSC is a dynamic shooting sport where the principles of Accuracy, Speed and Power are balanced in a unique scoring system. IPSC has defined Action Shooting. It requires competitors to shoot fast and accurately, often shooting on the move and developing techniques and styles to shave off fractions of a second between shots, during reloads and drawing from the holster.

Originated as a sport for the development and practice of defensive use of a handgun. IPSC has since developed into much more of a sport than defensive hangun practice with a shooter facing multiple firing positions, many targets and target types, and the need to draw, move and fire. Throughout all IPSC shoots, safety is the primary concern of all.